Prospect Profile: Mike Larson

Mike Larson
School: Illinois State
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 240 40: 4.75 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Junior college transfer and starter the past two seasons. Posted career numbers of 24/248/ 1 as a senior.

Positives: Undersized "move" tight end who also projects to H-back in the NFL. Quickly releases off the line into pass routes, adjusts to the errant throw and displays soft hands. Solid route runner who gets separation. Blocks with excellent leverage and body positioning.

Negatives: Marginal strength at the point of attack. Has difficulty releasing from jams at the line of scrimmage or controlling linebackers blocking for the run. Takes his eyes off the ball, which leads to dropped passes.

Analysis: A prospect who flashes pass-catching skills and athletic abilities, Larson has potential as a second tight end brought onto the field during certain passing situations. Must improve his playing strength to truly have any shot of making it at the next level.

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